I am a 33-year-old writer based in Denver, Colorado. I've lived all over the U.S. from cities like Pittsburgh and San Francisco to small towns like Laramie, Wyoming. As a child, I grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and traveled throughout Asia. My current adventures include exploring Denver's many trails and parks with my husband, writer Kevin Kelley, and my two dogs.
I value sincerity and generally dislike small talk. I believe in my old-school Filofax planner, writing to music, and the Oxford comma.
Before I started writing full-time, I worked in higher education, museums, and libraries. To date, I have held over thirty different jobs from gas station night attendant to Assistant Director of Admissions at Carnegie Mellon University.
Check out my creative writing publications, magazine portfolio, and listing in Poets & Writer's directory.
I am currently looking for representation for my first novel, a near-future dark story.
Feel free to contact me @ jackiesizemorewriter [at] gmail [dot] com
Boise State University, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction), May 2016
Carnegie Mellon University, B.A. Creative Writing and Social & Cultural History, May 2010.
Scholastic Writing Awards, State of Idaho, 2017-2021
Flash Fiction category, Science Fiction & Fantasy category, Personal Essay category
Best of the Net 2019, Fiction Reader
International Literary Awards (by Salem College Center for Women Writers) Reader for Fiction Category, 2018
Boise State President’s Writing Awards, Fiction and Research Essay categories, 2014-2016
University Teaching Experience
Laramie County Community College (Albany Campus) in Laramie, WY
Adjunct English Instructor
Boise State University in Boise, ID.
Graduate TA English Instructor: First Year Writing, Intro to Fiction
Selected for Center for Teaching & Learning Summer Course Design Institute, 2014
Boise State University Writing Center in Boise, ID.
Completed collaborative Institutional Training Initiative for IRB (Human Subjects), 2014.
The Idaho Review Literary Journal at Boise State University in Boise, ID. Intern, Editorial staff. August 2013-December 2013, and January 2015-May 2015.
Carnegie Mellon University Press, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Reader, Assistant to Gerald Costanzo (Director of Press). August 2008-December 2009.
Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA
Assistant Director of Admission, Special Populations Team, August 2010-May 2012
Lead coordinator Celebration of Diversity weekend, a fly-in program for high school seniors.
Read applications for undergraduate and transfer applicants, financial aid, info sessions.
Assisted in reaching record 14% underrepresented students for Class of 2015.